Christopher Marks

Do you wear gloves when working in your aquarium?

Aquarium Gloves   43 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you wear gloves when working in your aquarium?

    • Yes, always.
      4
    • No, never.
      32
    • Only sometimes. (Explain Below)
      7

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Ya know, I want some of those long full arm kind. Now that my tank is maturing, all these bugs in the water make me want to vomit. I hate bugs. I know copepods and such are good, but I don't want them on my skin. Gross.

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On the rare occasion I am going after a stinger. Like a bristle worm.

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Anyone get hit by a mantis shrimp?? OUCH!!

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Gloves? I don't even wear clothes!

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no gloves..... the other kids would laugh at me.

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If your man enough to tag it, you better bag it.

 

But I still never wear gloves. ;)

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I strongly recommend wearing gloves while working in the aquarium. I have a disease I have been fighting for 3 years now since working at an aquarium. Its basicly a build up of bacteria that is harvesting under the skin where the fingernail root meets skin. The more your hand is in water the more prone to getting it. I take antibiotic pills, and antibiotic topical creams daily, and its an on going struggle to keep from spreading. I forgot the name but its not uncommon in the fish industry.

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Dude, did you get that for placing your hand in the water? I think im going to start wearing them, not because of what you just said but because everytime I place my hand in there my bi color blenny takes nips at me. It's starting to anoy me. That way I wont feel the bites. Haha.

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Originally posted by flickj79

i never wear gloves my hands are as tough as nails, i work at a lumber yard no stinkin animal can hurt me and i am immune to bacteria

 

Hahahaha...flickj79 vs. mantis shrimp, round one.

 

--B

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Who open this stupid thread. Nonsense. Who is stupid enough to wear glove?

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Originally posted by dickie52

I thought reaching in the tank was like sex....."No balloon, no party...

no glove, no love.

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Does this poll ever go away?? Where the heck is a the new one?? I feel as though i'm in the twilight zone reading the same poop all day long!!

 

GOD, someone post something else....

8)

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Sometimes I wear long dish washer gloves because my arms and hands become very dry from long exposer to salt water to clean the acyrlic walls.

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I can't feel anything with a glove. It kinda ruins the moment--IMO

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I use cooking chopsticks, the super long ones, precise and easy to use.

Now that's an Asian way to handle things :lol:

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Why use gloves? I like to FEEL the PAIN of my bristleworms. Besides, my queen trigger would just bite through the glove to give me my weekly loving. :wub: Then I would have to worry about her taking the eternal sand nap from trying to digest latex. :P

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Whoa!

 

I remember this thread. I don't use cloves anymore.

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Here is the arm length gloves that you guys were talking about.....

 

 

 

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Here is the arm length gloves that you guys were talking about.....

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i buy vinyl ones at home depot, but only use them for fragging or digging out bristlers.

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I have a hard enough time feeling anything without gloves on, I don't know how you could do anything in the tank with them on. Do people who use them really like them?

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EZ i use chopsticks also funny thing is im not asian, im MEXICAN

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I dont use anything.

I usually just jump in nekkid

OH wait, were talking about the fish tank!! :o

 

 

I just make sure my hands dont have anything recently contaminating on them.

If I just washed my hands, I usually wait a little bit, then rinse off with water again before putting them in the tanks.

 

never had any issues.

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